Driving license renewal deadline is looming – get ahead of this oncoming train
The deadline for lockdown-expired driving licences is 31 August
You can only renew your driver’s license in person
There are efficient, private disc-renewal services
My heart sank when last week I received an email from the City of Cape Town reminding people that a whole lot of licenses are going to fall due on 31 August. I remember the angst and the queues and the grief around this process in August last year. I remember saying we’re going to have to go through all this again one year from now, and every year in perpetuity, unless something changes in the system.Pippa Hudson, presenter - CapeTalk
Driving licences that expired between 26 March and 31 December last year remain valid only until the end of August 2021.
To avoid the inevitable mad dash at the last minute, perhaps now is a good time to renew yours.
Click here for motor vehicle registration and licensing assistance
Click here to register for e-Services (to renew vehicle licenses online)
The City of Cape Town says senior citizens, pregnant customers, and customers with disabilities may move to the front of the queue upon arrival.
Pippa Hudson interviewed motoring journalist Ciro de Siena (scroll up to listen – skip to 4:37).
Popular articles by De Siena:
There was no extension on the validity of your vehicle license… There is no grace period, you are now paying penalties the longer you leave it…Ciro de Siena, motoring journalist
The City of Cape Town is pushing the online route, but it doesn’t seem to be working particularly well…Ciro de Siena, motoring journalist
I used a fantastic private service, a lady in Bergvliet. For R150 she got everything done for me. It’s just the most painless, wonderful experience I’ve ever had. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org... That was for my disc. For drivers’ licenses… you have to go in person, unfortunately…Ciro de Siena, motoring journalist
Source : Aletta Gardner/EWN